Spoon with no City Mark

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Spoon with no City Mark

Postby GalwayVolunteer » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:37 am

Hi Everybody,

Im new to the forum, but use the site most days.

I have recently come across this spoon and it has no city stamp.

I found a similar spoon on here that was identified as exeter.

Id like to know where mine was made and also how its been identified.

Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge.

Dave.

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Re: Spoon with no City Mark

Postby GalwayVolunteer » Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:44 am

Those images might be too small.

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Re: Spoon with no City Mark

Postby user701 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:38 am

Looks to me to be the makers mark of George Turner

http://www.925-1000.com/dlExeter.html

I think the date letter is f for 1822

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Re: Spoon with no City Mark

Postby GalwayVolunteer » Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:44 am

Thanks for your reply.

Can i ask how is the spoon identified as exeter?
Why did they not have a city mark?
Are all similar hallmarks exeter also?

Regards,

Dave.

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Re: Spoon with no City Mark

Postby silvermakersmarks » Wed Apr 20, 2016 8:29 am

It's a combination of the maker's mark, the shape of the lion passant punch and some experience.

Phil

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Re: Spoon with no City Mark

Postby user701 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 2:45 pm

Agree with Phil, particularly about experience of Exeter marks when no town mark is present.

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Re: Spoon with no City Mark

Postby dognose » Wed Apr 20, 2016 4:05 pm

Hi Dave,

Just to add that the city mark was omitted at this period on small items to prevent the mark being transposed onto larger objects.

Trev.

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Re: Spoon with no City Mark

Postby GalwayVolunteer » Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:13 am

Thanks very much for all the replies I appreciate your time.

Does anybody have a good essay on exeter silver?

Best Regards,

Dave.


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